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Old 10-22-2006, 08:35 PM   #1
Stompeh
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Unhappy Fedora Core 6 on OSX Tiger


My current setup is an Apple iMac ppc machine running osx tiger 10.4.3 I am wanting to install Fedora on its own partition to dual boot. My 55gb harddrive has 12gb free. Im sure i can get more space out of it if i need. I made a install dvd for fedora, but when i try to boot from it, rather than give me the gui, its a few lines of text saying welcome and i cant input anything. I was under the impression you could repartition in this installer, but i can not get it up and running. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: FEDORA CORE 5 not 6

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Old 10-23-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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did you do a check sum on the downloaded iso? What happens when you boot it? When you reach the yaboot prompt did you read the instructions at the top. Try alternate boot kernels( press tab and type what they at the prompt). Press enter to boot? sorry im not really sure of your problem could you post with something more clear please.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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it gives the instructions like:

yaddayadda
press tab for this

boot:


but i cant type anything and no keys do anything until i reboot into osx.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 03:23 PM   #4
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okay how do you boot into osx? reboot holding option(alt). Did you manage to install fedora? Maybe try re-downloading , i cant really see any reasons for your problem and i can only think of a broken iso. That doesnt seem right either broken iso's ive had booted into a white screen. em only thing i can think of is downloading it again making sure its ppc( i dont think your retarded but its an easy mistake) and checking the checksum.

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Old 10-23-2006, 04:59 PM   #5
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made sure i downloaded ppc version and tried both the 6 boot cds and the single boot dvd. if you asked how i boot to osx, i just let it start up normally without holding anything. holding option gives me an option between booting to osx and the linux dvd (booting to linux gave me a white screen with red text). holding c to boot from cd gave me a black screen with white text. they both said the same thing.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 05:09 PM   #6
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I'm actually having th exact same issue.

Downloaded ppc version on dvd, checksummed fine.
I tested the media before installing.
I have a weird screen so I'm unable to load the GUI so I did the install using the text interface.

It installed everything but it never prepared the boot partition!
anyways, rebooted and there was yaboot, BUT my old yaboot from my old linux install.

figured, ok, I can set that up. Loaded from DVD again, when the installer window was up there I opened a second tty and to my surprise yabootconfig was nowhere to be found on the disc...

chrooted on to my newly installed / and checked there too, no yabootconfig...

Figured I'd missed something somewhere that could have to do with me using my old partitions...

back in to the installer again and reinstall from scratch, this time I let the installer do the "default" partitions.

....long wait...

reboot

and there was nothing. - as in a grey screen with a question mark on it...

well, plugged in the firewire disc I'm running OS X off and here I am looking for the solution.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 05:18 PM   #7
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my disk is one partition. i was hoping to divide it up in the installer but it just wont load.
the message:

"Welcome to 32-bit Fedora Core 5 Installer
Hit <TAB> for boot options.

Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.13 (Red Hat 1.3.13-0.18)
Enter "help" to get some basic usage information.
boot:_"

i cant type or hit tab in here, its completely locked up from what i can tell.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 08:10 PM   #8
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but i still can not get fedora installed.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 02:45 AM   #9
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ehm... I think you just hit [Enter] there...
or you can type
linux text
for a text installer.

I thought you had it installed already...
 
Old 10-24-2006, 05:26 AM   #10
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I'm pretty sure the final release of FC6 is out tonight, so I'd make sure I went with the final release if I were you.

It sounds like you are trying to install a development version
 
Old 10-24-2006, 08:50 AM   #11
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Have you tried this?
Quote:
Enter "help" to get some basic usage information.
Or this?
Quote:
Hit <TAB> for boot options.
With Gentoo, hitting TAB told me what to type ("gentoo"), and thus I got into a fully working console (if I had used the Gentoo LiveCD, I'd have got a GUI)

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Old 10-24-2006, 09:25 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by serafean
With Gentoo, hitting TAB told me what to type ("gentoo"), and thus I got into a fully working console (if I had used the Gentoo LiveCD, I'd have got a GUI)
yeah its always worked for me with ubuntu debain gentto lfs slackintosh( where im staying) so i really dont know what the problem is sorry
 
Old 10-24-2006, 04:02 PM   #13
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no, this isnt fedora 6 like my dumb title says, its actually fedora core 5. and like i said in my above posts, hitting keys on this screen does nothing. not hitting tab, not hitting enter. all i can do is hit my button in the back to turn off my compter.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 02:02 PM   #14
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Is your keyboard working?

Might seem like a stupid question but I just wanted to clarify...

If not you need to update your firmware.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 02:07 PM   #15
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One more thing...

You will have no option to re-size your partitions or anything to make place for fedora.

If you do not already have a spare partition then the only option you will have through the installer is to completly wipe everything off your harddrive.

don't think anyone has mentioned this yet even though it was one of the questions.

I think there are apps that will let you shrink the partition from OS X but they are not free and at that point considering you will have to fork out the money anyway you might want to consider an external firewire hdd.
 
  


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